Jack White named Hart fire chief.

January 6, 2017
Hart Area Fire Department and Shelby-Benona Fire Department Chief Jack White

Hart Area Fire Department and Shelby-Benona Fire Department Chief Jack White

Jack White named Hart fire chief.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — Shelby-Benona Fire Chief Jack White is now also the Hart Area fire chief, replacing long-time chief Ken Klotz who resigned from the position.

The Hart Area Fire Authority Board voted unanimously, Dec. 22, to give the job to White, said Hart Area Fire Department Secretary/Treasurer Dan Leimback.

White, who lives in Hart, officially took over the duties, Jan. 1, Leimback said. He will serve a dual role as the chief of the two neighboring departments, he said.

Klotz, who had been the chief for 10 years, will continue to serve as a firefighter for the Hart department, Leimback said. Klotz has been on the Hart Area Fire Department for 40 years. Board member Clancy Aerts said Klotz resigned as chief effective Jan. 1.

White has been the Shelby chief for approximately 10 years, Leimback said.

White will be paid $6,000 annually and per-run. The Hart Area Fire Department serves the townships of Hart, Golden and Weare and the City of Hart, said Hart City Manager Stan Rickard.

Members of the board include: city representatives Mike Powers and Clancy Aerts; Golden Township representatives Gary Beggs, David Roseman and Jake Whelpley; Weare Township representatives Dale Stevenson and Michael Potter; and Hart Township representatives Jay McGhan and Dick Huntington. Beggs is chairman of the board, and McGhan is the vice chairman, he said.

Members of the Hart Area Fire Department include: Chief  Jack White; assistant chiefs Dwight Fuehring and Nathan Munoz; Captains Andrew LundBorg and Tim Tubbs; Lieutenants Mark Haynor, Ben Russell and Zach Thocher; Firefighters Mike Fillips, John Hanks, Matt Harter, Ken Klotz, Dan Leimback, Tony Lopez, Melissa Monroe, Dan Schaner, Lynn Schiller, Ryan Schiller, Troy Van Gelderen and Tim VanderLaan; and Secretary/Treasurer Dan Leimback, according to the HAFD web site.

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